This soft, lustrous yarn is currently on sale, just in time for holiday gift making!
Bellatrista's Misto Worsted is super soft blend of 50% milk protein fiber and 50% bamboo. Due to its extra softness and thickness, it's an excellent choice for baby blankets, scarves, mitts and hats. Plus, it's 100% sustainably sourced.
Misto comes in both DK and worsted weights.
Fiber Content: 50% Milk Protein, 50% Bamboo
Weight Description: Worsted
Weight: 90 grams/3.2 oz.
Yardage: 131 yards/120 meters
Knit Gauge: 4.5-5 sts = 1"
Recommended Needle Size: US 9-10 (5.25-6 mm)
Form: Hank (requires winding)
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry.
Suzanne Nielsen has created another stunning mobius cowl! This one, titled Strolling on Cloud 9, was designed specifically for Izzy Knits using our Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK – Art Walk Series Yarn.
This is a Mobius scarf with a circumference of about 63” so that it can circle twice comfortably. Links to video tutorials are included in the pattern. Sample shown in Tree in Autumn.
Kit includes the printed pattern and two coordinating hanks of Art Walk Series yarn (one solid and one splatter).
For this kit, Suzanne has graciously given Izzy Knits her Strolling on Cloud 9 pattern for free, so you pay only for the yarn. On Ravelry, this pattern sells for $4.00.
For more Izzy Knits patterns matched with Zen Yarn Garden's Serenity DK – Art Walk Series, see related items below.
Sourced from Italy and hand-dyed in Canada, this 2-ply yarn is soft with a subtle shine. The blend of 90% superwash merino and 10% cashmere knits up beautifully with great stitch definition, but what really sets these yarns apart are their color. Inspired by famous works of art, each Art Walk Series yarn features a vibrant, saturated palette first made great by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, David Hockney, and others!
Fiber Content: 90% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere
Weight Description: DK
Yardage: 250 yards/229 meters
Knit Gauge: n/a
Recommended Needle Size: US 4-6 (3.5-4.25 mm)
Form: Hank (requires winding)
Care Instructions: Hand wash, air dry
Size: One size with circumference of approximately 63" (152 cm).
Needle: US 8 (5 mm, 40" (100 cm) circular needle
Gauge: 14 rows of a 3-stitch I-cord measures 4" (10 cm)
Notions: 2 stitch markers, darning needle
Yarn: 2 hanks Serenity DK by Zen Yarn Garden (250 yards each)
Links to video tutorials included in pattern.
From expert weaver Anne Dixon, The Weaver's Inkle Pattern Directory is the ultimate resource for inkle weavers...and this hardcover, spiral-bound edition makes following the included patterns exceptionally easy. No more frustrating flopping pages as you work!
Inkle weaving is a simple technique that offers ample opportunity for experimentation by beginners and experienced weavers. This book provides 400 patterns for loom enthusiasts and is the most comprehensive tool available to weavers.
• An overview of inkle weaving's history and traditions.
• Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
• An astonishing 400 woven patterns--some making their first debut.
• Illustrated samples and charts.
• Drafts provided throughout the entire guide.
An incomparable guide, Anne Dixon offers all of the tips, tricks, and techniques to these traditional and modern patterns and introduces a bounty of new, innovative designs as well. Inkles can be used for a variety of projects ranging from belts and braces to trims and neckpieces. They can be stitched together to make bags, mobile-phone purses, cushion-covers, table-mats, and much more.
Also included is a foreword by Madelyn van der Hoogt, the editor of Handwoven magazine and the author of The Complete Book of Drafting and The Weaver's Companion (Interweave). She opened the Weaver's School in 1984 and teaches weaving workshops throughout the United States and Canada.
Harcover, spiral-bound, 176 pages, F+WMedia (August 21, 2012), full color, 8.2 x 1.2 x 7.5 inches
Table of Contents (section headings only)
About this Book
• Basic Warp Color Patterns
• Warp Manipulation
• Inserted Auxiliary Thread Manipulation
• Weft Manipulation
• Manipulating the Width of the Inkle
Warp Draft Threading Charts
Pattern Charts for Designing
"Handweaver's Pattern Directory offers details on how to thread and weave more than 600 designs on four-shaft looms. Each design is shown as a weaving draft and is accompanied by a color photograph of the weave structure. A new classic tool for the four-shaft weaver. Inkle weaving is a warp-faced weave most commonly seen in woven straps, such as for cameras or guitars. In the follow-up volume, Dixon shows the variety of patterns available on the inkle loom, how to weave them, and possible uses." — Library Journal
Hello bug lovers and crochet adventurers!
Grab your research equipment (magnifying glass, flask of tea, crochet hook, scissors and yarn) and follow us into a world full of magic and science, a microcosm of tiny creatures and big dreams! In this book you will find not only a charming selection of crochet patterns to create scrabbling beetles, beautiful bugs and fluttering butterfly crochet amigurumi, but also a wonderful story to read out loud and ponder on: a tale about growing up; accepting change and the power of dreams.
Watch tiny creatures hatching from their eggs, look on as they munch through a green world, and be astonished at their marvelous transformations when they finally slip out of their cocoons. The wings and hats are interchangeable so you can use the patterns in this book to create new outfits for your little insect friends. Give your caterpillar a new set of wings for every day of the week or cover your beetle in the most colourful wing suits. Be inspired by nature to make creatures of your own creation. It's a great little world full of possibilities. We wish you lots of fun on your journey of discovery and learning!
Hardcover, 128 pages, F+W Media (November 3, 2017), full color, 8.4 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
A Story of Tiny Creatures and Big Dreams
Egg for maggot, beetle and snail
Egg for butterfly and moth
Cocoon for butterfly and moth
Golden daydream moth
"Amigurumi designer Tresselt, known as Lalylala to her online fans, explores the insect world with a whimsical story of a curious caterpillar and her garden friends. It starts with a tiny egg, which hatches to become a caterpillar. (Other eggs hatch into snails, maggots, and beetles.) As the caterpillar snacks on a leaf, she meets a menagerie of insects. The story is followed by instructions for each of the creatures, as well as general amigurumi tips and tricks. Many of the pieces and shapes are interchangeable and customizable, and Tresselt provides directions for a variety of common butterfly and moth wing patterns and insect bodies. VERDICT Tresselt's insects can be used as both decorative objects and as educational tools to demonstrate the life cycles of butterflies, moths, flies, and beetles." — Library Journal